Woods at SXSW 2016
September 25, 1984 |
Trenton, New Jersey
Zach Woods (born September 25, 1984) is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his portrayal of Gabe Lewis on the NBC sitcom The Office and Donald "Jared" Dunn on the HBO sitcom Silicon Valley.
Woods was born in Trenton, New Jersey. His father is a trained psychiatrist and social worker who specializes in clinical therapy, and his mother is a nurse practitioner. Woods is a middle child: he has an older brother and a younger sister. His parents are both Jewish, but his maternal grandfather was Lutheran. Woods grew up in Yardley, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Pennsbury High School in 2003. He is a graduate of New York University.
He started performing improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre at age 16 and was a part of the improvisational sketch troupe "The Stepfathers", whose members also include Bobby Moynihan and Chris Gethard. He has taught improv at Columbia University, Duke University and Lincoln Center. He has appeared in such films as In The Loop, The Other Guys and appeared in the CollegeHumor skit "Adam and Eve in the Friends Zone".
Woods is also known for starring as Awkward Boy, the protagonist in the YouTube video series The Most Awkward Boy in the World. In 2010, Woods appeared as a zombie in a Starburst candy commercial.
Woods had a role in the action comedy Spy (2015), alongside Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Allison Janney, and 50 Cent. He appeared in Feig's follow-up movie Ghostbusters in 2016.
|2009||In the Loop||Chad|
|2009||The Honkys||O.G||Short film|
|2010||The Other Guys||Douglas|
|2011||Andy and Zach||Zach||Short film|
|2011||Damsels in Distress||Rick DeWolfe|
|2012||Rich Girl Problems||Duncan||Short film|
|2015||Spy||Man in Purple Tie|
|2017||The Lego Ninjago Movie||Zane||Voice|
|2005||My Wife, the Ghost||Geets Wilson||Episode: "#1.5"|
|2006||Sexual Intercourse: American Style||Ted||Episode: "Incense and Candles"|
|2011||Funny or Die Presents||Stuart||Episode: "#2.9"|
|2010–2013||The Office||Gabe Lewis||51 episodes
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2011–12)
|2011||Bored to Death||Super Ray fan||Episode: "Nothing I Can't Handle by Running Away"|
|2012–2015||The League||Lane||3 episodes|
|2013–2014||Veep||Ed Webster||3 episodes|
|2013||Arrested Development||Trippler||Episode: "Off the Hook"|
|2013–2016||The Good Wife||Jeff Dellinger||4 episodes|
|2013||Comedy Bang! Bang!||The Remarkable Greg||Episode: "Cobie Smulders Wears a Black & White Strapless Dress"|
|2014||Kroll Show||Cal Culvers||Episode: "Krolling Around with Nick Klown"|
|2014–present||Silicon Valley||Donald "Jared" Dunn||33 episodes|
|2014–Present||Playing House||Zach||6 episodes|
|2015||Drunk History||Lee Duncan||Episode: "Los Angeles"|
|2016||Animals.||Brian (voice)||Episode: "Pigeons."|
|2011||The Podcast||Gabe Lewis||3 episodes|
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- Tim Nudd (December 1, 2010). "Starburst "Zombie" Commercial". The 30 Freakiest Ads of 2010. AdFreak.com. Retrieved February 6, 2011.
- "Exclusive: 'The Office' promotes 'Gabe' to series regular". Entertainment Weekly's EW.com. June 16, 2010. Retrieved June 16, 2010.
- "Adrian Lester Joins 'Grey Lady'; Zach Woods Cast In 'Spy'". Deadline. 2014-05-02. Retrieved 2017-02-26.